In New York City, space is obviously at a premium. When you want to get a large group of friends together for your fantasy league draft, sometimes the constraints of apartment living means you have to reserve space elsewhere. There is a list of things your group needs, including but not limited to: Wi-Fi, televisions (preferably large flat screens), comfortable seating, and more. The search is often fraught with price gouging, unresponsive establishments and inconvenient locations, but, worry not, The Winslow, just might tick all of your boxes. Conveniently located near Unions Square, The Winslow offers a great central location for meet ups of friends coming from different areas.
One of the best and easiest spaces to reserve in the East Village and Gramercy area would definitely be The Winslow. The management team and staff are both easy to work with and super responsive, making every step of your party planning a breeze. They have a semi-private back room that is perfect for a fantasy draft party. The space can seat up to 20 guests and hold as a gathering space upwards of 30-35 people. The back room has it’s own large screen television and guests can control volume levels and climate back there separately from the rest of the bar. This space is perfect for a bit of privacy and exclusivity without feeling alienated from the rest of the bar and its great ambiance and energy.
Though The Winslow is not technically a sports bar, it does cater to sports fans in style. The have an amazing assortment of English and American craft draught beers as well as a large variety of bottles and cans. The Winslow is known for its gin, however it doesn’t stop there. It also has an excellent selection of specialty cocktails (created by Beverage Director and GM Cait Moorhead. Moorhead is a Tales of the Cocktail and 10 Year Switch winner and finalist) as well as a pretty deep bench for most spirits. They run their happy hour, which includes amazing drink specials, Monday through Friday. It is always all day until 7pm (unless you throw your fantasy football draft party on a Thursday, in which case happy hour is extended until 8pm). The happy hour drink specials include: $6 select draughts, $6 Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Grigio, and an $8 Gin and Tonic of the day. There is something for everyone which makes choosing this bar and eatery for your gathering all the easier.
The Winslow not only has delectable drinks and economically savvy drink specials, but also serves amazing fantasy draft party and game friendly food. The menu, designed and curated by Executive Chef Nathan Pauley is creatively delicious. The regular menu has everything from duck legs to scotch eggs while the specialty ordered party food menu is great for large get-togethers. It has a finger food selection built for large groups and big parties. The party food platter selection has everything from homemade pigs-in-a-blanket, to fish and chips, to cucumber dill tea sandwiches, to chicken wings, to cheese curds. There may be nothing better than tasty fried nibbles and a bit of football. The Winslow has all the comforts of home, plus made-to-order food catered to your group as well as drinks that so good you’ll scoff at the warm Bud Light you were going to have at your house. All this and then you don’t have to clean up—win/win.
Not only is The Winslow a great spot for any fantasy sports draft parties—the most popular being fantasy football, but any fantasy league is welcome—but they also are a great place to watch sports. They are known for rugby as they can stream most games, and every year they open early for the Six Nations Tournament, but also show every sport you could hope for including, but again not limited to: soccer (World Cup, Arsenal, Premiere League, streamed matches); football (college, NFL); basketball (college/March Madness, NBA); baseball and more. It’s everything you like and could want from a sports bar, you know, without being a sports bar. You can get rowdy with your friends on game day, or even bring a date and watch a game while still maintaining a conversation. According to any Vegas bookie, the odds of you enjoying your time at The Winslow are solidly in your favor.
- Does The Winslow have Wi-Fi?
- Yes! The Winslow has free Wi-Fi with purchase of food or any beverage.
- Does The Winslow have a private space to rent?
- The Winslow has an amazing semi-private back room that is great for large parties. There are no deposits or rental fees to book, just minimum spend requirement of $600. The minimum does not have to be on one check and any food or drink items you or your guests get goes towards it.
- Does The Winslow show pay-per-view sports or
- Though The Winslow does not show any pay-per-view sports or fights, they can show anything you request from normal broadcasting stations as well as stream overseas games on a computer, which is projected on the televisions.
- What is the beer selection at The Winslow?
- The draught, bottle and can selection of craft beer is extensive at The Winslow. It boasts almost twenty draught lines as well as dozens of bottles and cans. The selection ranges from British to American Craft.
- Does The Winslow show Monday Night Football?
- Absolutely! It’s a great spot and one of the best bars to catch Monday Night Football, as it’s one of the more chill options. It also shows all NFL games on Sundays and Thursdays, with select games having sound on. On Sundays they have a live DJ who plays music during halftime and commercial breaks.
- Where is The Winslow located?
- This Gin House and Eatery is located directly on the borderline of the NYC neighborhoods of East Village and Gramercy. Considered by many one of the best bar and restaurants in the area or even one of the best bars in Manhattan. It’s convenient to the L, 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W trains located in the Union Square Station, as well as having a 14th St bus stop found right outside its doors.
- Is The Winslow a sports bar?
- The Winslow would is considered to be sports friendly but not specifically a sports bar. It has several large flat screen TVs but often doesn’t play sound opting to play music in the background. Of course, for major sporting events this changes but The Winslow has all the pros of a sports bar but none of the cons, plus amazing cocktails and food to boot. It has a huge rugby following and shows all Six Nations games in real time as well as streams games with notification upon request. Arsenal fans also do not have to despair over the closing of The Blind Pig as The Winslow shows all Arsenal matches and has a loyal fan base. You name it, they celebrate it—Derby parties: check; Wimbledon specials: all over it; World Cup (soccer and rugby): try and not have a good time; The Masters: it’s on. The Winslow is one of the best spots for watching the game (no matter what game) while enjoying and elevated experience.